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Project Info:

Quantities Needed For Project:
*See Project Map for note on closures Additional Learning:

Level: All

Estimated time: 1 Hour

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Soft Flex .014/ Satin Silver 10ft

Soft Flex

$7.95 USD

Dyed Light Gray Potato Pearls, 6mm


$12.50 USD

Spindles- Transparent with Silver AB

Czech Spindles

$4.28 USD

$5.35 USD

11-242 Sparkle Pewter Lined Crystal

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$2.36 USD

$2.95 USD

8-242 Sparkle Pewter-Lined Crystal

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.40 USD

$4.25 USD

Quatrefoil- Antique Silver

Metal Beads

$3.50 USD

Quatrefoil Link- White Bronze


$2.00 USD

Fancy Tassels- Peacock


$10.00 USD

6mm/20g Oval Jump Rings- White Bronze

Jump Rings

$3.75 USD

Beadalon Crimp Tubes- Assorted Colors

Soft Flex Findings

$11.95 USD

3mm Crimp Covers- Ant. Silver Plate

Soft Flex Findings

$6.55 USD

Maxi- Shear Flush Wire Cutter


$22.95 USD

Xuron 4 in 1 Crimper


$28.50 USD

Eurotool Bent Nose Plier


$12.95 USD

Eurotool Chain Nose Plier


$12.95 USD

Project Map

Project and Sample by Drea Carbone

I'm not ashamed to say it: I want to cut corners. I am an interesting combination of lazy procrastinator meets creative speedypants with a little glitzy engineer thrown in for good measure. All this to say: I want things done, done well, done quickly, and done with! 
Don't get me wrong, I love the look of pearl knotting. But when you're in a rush (last minute gift, need a necklace for date night, don't have time to knot?) you need something speedy. Enter my cop-out: seed beads. Get the essence of a knotted necklace in a fraction of the time. Strung on Soft Flex, this necklace took me 30 minutes from start to finish. That's it! Seed beads mimic the look of a knot and you end up with a beautifully spaced long necklace. 

Ingredients Note: I've created two versions of this necklace. One with a clasp and one without that's infinity-style (this one). If you want a clasp, add a clasp and wire guardians to your ingredient list, that's all. If you're like me and just want to pop the necklace over your head, we gotcha covered: add some 8/0s to your cart or use some from your stash in a color that goes with your design. You only need a few. Either way you go you will still need crimp tubes and covers.